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Fenwick, Jess; Kelly, Stephanie – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
This research aims to develop a deeper understanding of what factors contribute to effective interprofessional collaboration in education from the perspectives of primary school teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. A qualitative constructivist methodology was used involving semi-structured telephone interviews with seven teachers working in primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interprofessional Relationship
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Fletcher, Jo; Everatt, John; Subramaniam, Yogeetha Devi Bala; Ma, Ting – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
In New Zealand, the architectural design of schools and the spaces where children learn are being innovated to allow for more opportunities for teachers and students to work collaboratively. However, there is a dearth of research that has investigated both teachers' and students' perceptions of the learning spaces. Little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Innovation, Educational Environment
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McPhillips, J. Clark; Melvin, N. E.; Carlyon, T.; Fisher, A.; Merry, R. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
In response to community and sector needs, in 2020 an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provider in Aotearoa/New Zealand developed a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme with a unique design as an alternative pathway into the profession. The design elements of the programme included being field-based, online, and with a bicultural kaupapa. This…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Biculturalism, Program Implementation, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Browne, Jade – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Several years have passed since the removal of National Standards, however the current provision and enactment of music education in New Zealand remains unknown. Using a case study, this article seeks to illustrate the current practice of music education at one high decile primary school. This study finds that despite the removal National…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Students
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Scott, Amy; Gillon, Gail; McNeill, Brigid; Gath, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
A controlled intervention study supported the effectiveness of teachers implementing an integrated intervention ("Better Start Literacy Approach"; "BSLA") to accelerate foundational literacy skills for children in Year 1 with low levels of oral language ability in a community with significant challenges to effective teaching…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Change, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills
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Smith, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Parental engagement is a common theme of education policy in most countries. In Aotearoa New Zealand, policies frame parental engagement in broad terms giving schools flexibility in enacting them. However, the generality assumes the complex and differentiated activities associated with parental engagement are well understood, leaving schools with…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Dixon, Rachael; Clelland, Tracy; Blair, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
The implementation of relationships and sexuality education as part of Health and Physical Education in "The New Zealand Curriculum" (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education. (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Learning Media Limited.) involves a range of people sharing their perspectives in order to shape the subject on paper and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Bailey, Judy – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
While there has been much research focused on beginning teachers; and mathematical problem solving in the classroom, little is known about beginning primary teachers' learning to teach mathematics through problem solving. This longitudinal study examined what supported beginning teachers to start and sustain teaching mathematics through problem…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Elementary School Teachers
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Sleeman, Mike; Everatt, John; Arrow, Alison; Denston, Amanda – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Traditionally, the New Zealand Ministry of Education opposed the recognition of dyslexia. However, since 2007, the Ministry of Education's position has started to change, evidenced by the development of a working definition. In 2021 the Ministry of Education released Three Steps in Screening for Dyslexia (TSSD), an assessment protocol designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities, Screening Tests
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Goodman, K. A. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Social and emotional learning (SEL) to support students' wellbeing is even more critical within schools dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This article establishes why New Zealand primary schools need strategies to support the emotional wellbeing of students and why a prescriptive approach is not appropriate for the bicultural and multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Social Emotional Learning, Well Being
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Starkey, Louise; Leggett, Victoria; Anslow, Craig; Ackley, Aniebietabasi – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Classroom furniture has evolved over time from fixed desks facing the front to maintain order and control to a range of flexible furniture types to encourage student-centred pedagogies. This article reports research that applied a socio-material approach to explore how furniture is used in a flexible learning environment. Data were gathered from…
Descriptors: Furniture, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Learning, Elementary Schools
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Macann, Victoria; Carvalho, Lucila – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Public libraries around the world have been re-configuring their sites to include 'makerspaces'--as a dedicated area where learners engage in creating, inventing, designing, discovering, coding, building and exploring. Makerspace activity often involves learning-by-doing and problem-solving, in a variety of topics in Science, Technology,…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, STEM Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Fletcher, Jo; Everatt, John – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Innovations in schooling and the architectural design of schools offer the opportunity to re-examine existing pedagogical practices. Graduating teachers need to be ready to teach and conversant with changing school environments and approaches to school organisation. However, there is a dearth of research that explores the student teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers
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Sharma, Geeta; Nikolai, Jennifer; Duncan, Scott; Carter, Jane – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
This paper explains the design, development and delivery of a curriculum-integrated dance programme across four primary schools in Auckland, New Zealand. Four teachers and their respective classes (101 children in total) were part of the programme. Each class participated in 18 dance sessions at their schools during school hours. The dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Fletcher, Jo; Everatt, John; Mackey, Julie; Fickel, Letitia Hochstrasser – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
The rise of innovative learning environments, with multiple teachers and larger cohorts of students, can de-privatise practice as teachers have the opportunity to observe each other teaching. However, they also provide the opportunity for collaboratively planning and teaching, and engaging in reflective dialogue about specific pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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